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. >> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight and as we report, the president will spend most of the time on the issue americans say is most important to them. >> president obama's state of the union speech focuses on jobs and the economy and will be different in tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to the speech. how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >>the president bushes for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure, and he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts if against and education schedules to go in effect open march 1 but avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending requires congressional approval sending the president on a collision course with house republicans. >> it is time for washington to get back to the basics. we cannot condition to spend money we don't have. >> president obama will also elaborate on the big themes from the inauguration including climate change. today he goes to as
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
. >> new this morning, president obama's popularity among california is above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. the numbers are from a poll showing 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance up from 58 percent in september and a remainder, abc7 news anchor dan ashley is in washington, dc, preparing right now for the exclusive interview with president obama and will be the only bay area journalist to interview the president today at the white house with reports from washington, continuing tonight from abc7 news. you can follow him on twitter. >> the san mateo sheriff is trying to figure out whose remains were found if a remote area of the county. hikers made the discovery at the preserve on monday. the human bones were found two miles west of skyline boulevard, 100' off a trail. some articles of clothing found suggest the person was male. details on a body owned in a water tank on the roof of a los angeles hotel. a hotel maintenance worker found the body yesterday morning while looking into complaints of poor water pressure. los angeles police now sa
to connect to social sites. >> michelle obama and a mid-life crisis and what she is saying how she is handling it. but, first, a texas couple wanted to give their young son a brother or sister but they got four. four. whatall right that's a fifth-flr problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> live doppler 7 hd, are you ready for the wet weather? it has been a while since we had to deal with it. it is here in the storm of "scout" showers. the more organized wet weather is getting itself established to our north as we talked about. by 7:00, that will move into the north bay. ahead of that, it is mild in the mid-to-upper 40's and 51 right now in oak. we will have light showers through 7:00 and the heaviest showers from 7:00 to 1:00 o'clock and scattered sho
percent approve. this comes as the obama administration face as deadline today on whether to weigh in on the proposition 8 case before the supreme court which will hear arguments next month in an interview you saw only on abc7 the president told dan ashley he wants to make sure his administration doesn't interject too far into the case but the president did add that the couples should have the right to marry. we report that lawyers for the white house will show sympathy of gay rights but stop short of saying states can never ban gay marriage. >> day until massive federal budget cuts kick in across the board in washington, dc, and we learn how california will feel the impact if a deal is not reached. there would be an impact. >> there would, kristen. president obama is saying people will not feel the impact right away but we are talking $85 billion some of which is earmarked for california. the white house says 64,000 civilian defense workers could be furloughed and an economist in los angeles says 175,000 nondefense jobs could be at risk schools in california could lose billions in
this morning, president obama. we have learned will not nature someone for the outgoing interior secretary salazar, an official of the r.e.i. sporting chain will be named. americans approve how president obama is handling immigration issues. the new washington post/abc news poll shows 49 percent believe he is on the right track. 43 percent disapprove. >> in the bay area, san francisco mayor lee is expected to announce his choice to fill the assessors post vacated by a newly elected council member. the mayor could be facing pressure to name another woman or asian to replace chu on the board. >> tone the concorde planning commission is meeting to talk of a ban on outdoor growth of medical marijuana. the contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend a ban, limiting the marijuana growing to inside homes. one resident is promising to challenge the resolution with a legal backyard grow. they already ban medical marijuana dispensaries. >> beyonce's super bowl half time hit is not winning over everyone. hard to believe. ahead the new criticism now facing th
the obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >> members of a marching band in crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand dollars of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from mount hamel high school just returned from a trip of a lifetime. they went to cuba to play baseball. they are perha
and will gin other governors at a monday meeting with president obama. he says the goal is to "build relationships" with other governors cross the country. >> hewlet-packard is picketed to have a stock open higher after better-than-expected earning reports with shares jumping 5.5 percent or 94 cents after hours to $18, just above that a share. in the earnings report releases after the closing bell, they said they earned $1.2 billion or 65 cents a share, the 16 percent decrease from the year before but it is still better than what analysts and h.p. predicted. still, c.e.o. cautioned investors saying the turn around is far from over. >> listen to this, you know about texting on teens but what about f.b.i. agents? a new warning circulating inside the bureau. >> coming up first if the friday evening commute includes bart, the delays passenger traveling to and from san francisco should expect tonight. >> a live look outside the bay bridge live at it you can see bridge live at it you can see the lights going off. of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a
president obama might have more flexibility than he is letting on with the $85 billion in mandatory budget cuts if an agreement isn't reaped by -- reached by friday. he had dipper with the governors last night. they meet again today after the white house released a state by state report of spending cuts if they are forces to take effect. democrats will blame republicans and republicans note the cuts are little more than 2 percent of the federal budget not enough to necessarily cause a christian ming of government functions. >> former president jimmy carter spoke in the bay area and weighed in on the academy awards talking about the bid for best picture of "argo," at the commonwealth club. he was president, of course, during the hostage crisis in iran and says it did exaggerate the c.i.a.'s role in the hostage rescue. >> my judgment is that 90 90 percent of the credit for the heroic and brilliant move should have been with the canadians and the movie ignores practically any contribution by the canadians. aside from that it's a vivid, wonderful film. >> he spoke before we all found out that
this morning on abc's "this week." the final preps for president obama's state of the union address on tuesday, the growing drone drama, and plus the buzz over potential presidential contender chris christie's waistline. don't miss "this week" this morning at 8:00 right here on abc7. >>> well, the giants start spring training on tuesday. yesterday a capacity crowd filled at&t park for the giants annual fan fest yesterday. [cheers and applause] >> more than 42,000 people showed up. the world series champs met with the fans, they signed autographs for them. there was also a chance to go behind the scenes to places like the giants clubhouse, which are normally off-limits to the public. again, the giants start their spring training in arizona on tuesday. it's kind of been feeling like arizona weather here. you know, i mean dry. >> that's right. so dry this morning that we have over a half a dozen neighborhoods with temperatures below freezing this morning. so as we look out from our east bay camera out over the bay, concord, livermore, out by the delta and up in the north bay, you are at or belo
made by president obama in his state of the union address. the president's new chief of staff talks about plans to increase minimum wage and expand prekindergarten for all children. can the measures be passed in a time of extreme partisanship. republican paul ryane responds. don't miss it on "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up on abc7. >>> new this morning, thousands of relief workers are helping with recovery efforts after that meteorite explosion in russia. we are learning just how much it costs to repair some of the damage. [explosion sound] [screaming] >> very frightening. that sonic boom and resulting pressure wave blew out windows and collapsed doors in an industrial city of 1 million people. more than 1000 were hurt in friday's explosion. 20,000 emergency personnel are now on the scene. officials estimate the explosion caused at least $33 million in damage. the russian academy of sciences believe the meteor weighed about ten tons before entering the earth's atmosphere. >>> this could be the road trip of a lifetime for a handful of bay area hackers, designers and
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